Ethan Casey

Seattle bedazzled by “Josh”

Ethan Casey writes about his experience after watching an upcoming Pakistani film and the image it presents to Western audiences.

Is America paying attention?

For purposes of this column, I mean by “America” not the state or the establishment, but the society. It's important...

Why are we in Afghanistan?

By “we” I mean we Americans, since I am an American and the question of the American presence in Afghanistan is the...

Is Imran Khan the leader Pakistan needs?

“He has been hanging in there on the fringes of Pakistani politics for so long now that it’s easy to take him for granted.”

What are we entitled to hope for?

Last week I published an article addressing the retired cricket star Imran Khan’s recent surge in popularity as an...

What are we doing to ourselves?

The latest thing we’re all being forced to try to make sense of and/or pick up the pieces from is the video of four...

Thinking the unthinkable

James Howard Kunstler is an American writer who enjoys a large following for his prediction of a looming future in...

It’s always right to try

Last week was an eventful one on multiple fronts, though really they’re all of a piece. The dust-up in the London...

Waging war on ourselves

A couple of years ago, giving a talk at a church in Seattle, I was conveying as best I could the anger Pakistanis...

We are free to choose peace

I was planning to devote this column to Memogate and Ambassador Husain Haqqani’s resignation, then I woke up one...

Has America turned a corner?

On November 17, I posted a link on my Facebook page. The article, “This Is What Revolution Looks Like” by Chris...

It’s not about Greg Mortenson

Ever since April, when the US newsmagazine show 60 Minutes and writer Jon Krakauer aggressively raised questions...

California and the global connection

“What do you think of Arnold?” a young Pakistani asked me as we passed the time at a cricket match in Lahore in ...

A whirlwind tour of the real America

I returned to Seattle on Saturday after a week on the road – or rather mostly in the air, flying back and forth ...